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What to Look for when Buying Diamond Stud Earrings

2nd January 2020

by Tara W.

Diamond Stud Earrings

Whether you are searching for a gift for that special someone, or simply looking for yourself, it is without a doubt that a pair of diamond stud earrings are an excellent choice. Practical, timeless and oh-so-chic, a beautiful pair of studs are a jewellery box staple and complement every outfit seamlessly. With so much choice you may be wondering which style to choose from and what the key differences are between each piece. Here are a few of our top tips to follow when you are searching for the perfect pair of diamond studs.

Set your budget 

This may seem like an obvious starting point when investing in any piece of diamond jewellery, but it is important to have a budget in mind. Your budget will determine the size and quality of the diamond that you can afford. Once your budget is in place you can then look at finding the best value for your money.

Follow the 4 C’s 

You may already be familiar with the 4 C’s - cut, carat, clarity and colour, when buying diamond jewellery (if you are not, feel free to visit our Diamond Education Guide). It is worth pointing out that with diamond studs, the quality isn’t as important as it is when you are searching for a ring. This is due to the fact that it is highly unlikely that studs will be viewed up close when compared to a diamond ring that is more exposed.

If you wish to get the best value for your budget then you can get away with a lower clarity grading, as small inclusions or flaws will t be as noticeable on an earring, and also a lower colour grade. The most important thing to consider when following the 4 C’s for diamond earrings is cut, as diamonds with a higher cut grade tend to generate more sparkle. Of course, the carat weight will be important too as this will generally determine the size and appearance of your diamond studs. It is, however, important to note that when looking at carat weight for diamond earrings, the weight listed is for the two studs combined. For example, for earrings listed as 1ct, each stud will be 0.50ct.

Choose a setting

Diamond Stud Earrings Settings

Basket and prong are the most common settings seen for diamond earrings. These settings showcase the diamonds at their best and provide plenty of sparkle. The finish is both classic and minimalistic in appearance.

A martini setting is also a fairly popular setting, this style typically has three prongs holding the stone in place - mimicking the shape of a martini glass. As the shape becomes narrower at the bottom, this setting allows the diamond to sit closer to the earlobe.

Bezel-set studs are a great option for everyday wear as the diamond is surrounded by it’s metal setting for added security. 

Choose a diamond shape

Diamond Stud Earrings - Diamond Shape

From the timeless round to the contemporary emerald cut, there are just as many options when it comes to diamond shape as there are when you are buying a ring. The shape you choose will ultimately depend on personal taste, although it is a good idea to note that it can also affect the price. For example, if you are searching for a design that will never go out of style then a round shaped diamond is a good option, for something a little fancier you may want to consider a marquise cut.

Choose a metal type 

Diamond Stud Earrings - Metals

Most people will have a preference on metal type when buying jewellery and your selection should be based on personal taste. From elegant white gold and durable platinum to the beautiful and fashion-forward rose gold, there are many finishes to choose from. Those with particularly sensitive skin may wish to opt for platinum for their diamond earrings as it is a hypoallergenic metal.

The type of metal you choose will also have an effect on the price you pay for your diamond studs, for example platinum is more expensive than white gold, so it is a good idea to bear this in mind when you are looking to make a purchase. 



Since 2008 our family-run business has been hand-crafting beautiful jewellery of superior quality and long-lasting value. With over four generations of industry experience, at Diamonds Factory we are committed to helping you find your dream piece of jewellery, from exceptional diamond rings to unique bracelets, eye-catching pendants and more. Customise an existing design or bring your idea to life for the show-stopping bespoke piece of your dreams.

Fully customisable jewellery

We believe everyone is unique — so why shouldn't your jewellery be too? At Diamonds Factory, every piece is customisable to your taste and desires. When choosing a jewellery piece with us, the world is your oyster — or in this case, diamond. Start by selecting the particular shape or design you are after from our wide selection of engagement rings, diamond rings, wedding bands, earrings, pendants and bracelets. Next, choose a type of diamond or stone and select the metal type. If you are unsure about what you like, browse our most loved designs for each jewellery type, or chat to one of our expert jewellers for helpful guidance. With such a wide range available on our online diamond store, the Diamonds Factory is the perfect place to find your dream diamond jewellery.

A simple process for bespoke diamond rings and jewellery pieces

Can’t find what you are looking for in our jewellery range? Make your design come to life with our bespoke jewellery service. Our three-step bespoke process is simple, premium and affordable. Firstly, discuss your idea with one of our master jewellers. Next, we will show you what your custom-made jewellery will look like with a CAD design. At this point, you’ll be able to review the overall look and offer any adjustments or feedback to fine-tune the design. Our Diamonds Factory team will then work up a quote based on the complexity of your design and your specified budget. Once you are happy with everything, our jewellers will get to work on creating your composition by hand using ethically sourced diamonds and superior craftsmanship. You can expect your bespoke piece of jewellery within three weeks of receiving the order confirmation.

Superior quality and expert craftsmanship

Our skilful artisans have decades of experience in the art of making jewellery and are very passionate about it. They create each piece by hand, paying special attention to detail. You have a say over every aspect of your jewellery piece, and we ensure you have an enjoyable and personalised experience by keeping you involved every step of the way and treating you with the respect and consideration you deserve. You can count on your new jewellery piece to be made from the highest quality materials; all ethically sourced and carefully inspected, to guarantee our exceptional standards are met. From inception to delivery, you will experience impeccable service and unparalleled quality.

Shop at the Diamonds Factory for unbeatable value

If you think that customisable and bespoke diamond jewellery always comes with a steep price tag, we are here to prove you wrong. We have hard to beat prices at the Diamonds Factory, thanks to our unique approach. Unlike traditional jewellers, we’re able to considerably reduce the overhead costs of creating high-quality and bespoke diamond rings and jewellery by keeping our design, production and delivery entirely in-house. Our quality production process, which allows us to design ethically sourced pieces and deliver to you customers directly, saves you up to 78% of the costs you would incur with other jewellery makers. It’s common practice for them to charge a premium in order to have custom pieces created by an external manufacturer, which means additional fees for stock investment and retail expenses added to your bill. At Diamonds Factory, we’re able to cut out the middleman and bring you a personal and customised jewellery experience at unbeatable prices.

Experience unrivalled service at affordable prices

If you’re looking for that perfect piece of jewellery for an engagement, wedding day, or to simply spoil that special someone in your life, choose Diamonds Factory to find the piece of your dreams. Experience a level of customer service rarely offered and enjoy the process of selecting a custom jewellery piece that will wow and be loved by the recipient, thanks to the expert advice of our master craftsmen. We provide a free valuation report on every item ordered and offer a 30-day full refund policy should you be unhappy with your purchase. If you have any further questions about our design process, our jewellers or the materials we use, make sure to check out our FAQs page.

Place an order today on our online diamond store or reach out via email or phone us at 02 9037 3839 for all other enquiries.